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Perfectrecoverycard My 80GB Seagate Barracuda HD undergone series of reformatting. It was a mistake when I deleted the partition drives. Eventually, whenever i turn on my PC, perfectrecoverycard appears first on the screen before proceeding to the Windows. The screen shows three options: 1. Install perfect recovery card; 2. (Somewhat like) Configure Booting Devices and; 3. Install Later. I tried to Install but in the screen appears Analyzing disk... but never ends even I waited for 24 hours. I tried to click other options but I mistakenly deleted the OS. Now I cannot install the Operating System anymore. It won't boot anymore because perfectrecoverycard first appears on the screen so it wud'nt proceed to booting. PLease give me a detailed to do's. I realy appreciate your kindness and I would be so grateful to hear some instructions from your expertise. Thanks and Godbless. My email:

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  • marlcomi Oct 14, 2008

    I appreciate your help but unfortunately I find it inappropriate. I cannot open the windows anymore because the first thing that apears on my screen is the Perfectrecoverycard. Therefore there is no way for me to click nor run anything nor boot from it. I wish I could hear some more suggestions from you. Thank you very much

  • marlcomi Oct 14, 2008

    THank you very much kylemc1985, I will try it as soon as I get home. I was outside at the moment. Thanks again and God bless..



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Hi there. The issue you are having is due to a modified MBR. You need to do the following:

  1. First of all, you need to have your Windows Administrator password handy. Since this doesn't apply to you, you can skip it. If you don't have it, it may still ask for it, you will have to reset it. This may be difficult but it may work for you. To reset this password, go to Start > Run. Type "control userpasswords2" without the quotation marks. Once you are in, select "Administrator", then "Reset Password". Reset this password to something you will remember. OK everything and prepare for the fun.
  2. Insert your Windows CD. Boot from it. Once you are booted to it, you will be at a menu with three options: Install... Repair... Quit. Select the Repair option. You may be asked if you want to use the Automated Repair Disk or Recovery Console. Select the option for Recovery Console.
  3. You will now enter a Command Based environment. Similar to DOS actually but more powerful. This is the Recovery Console. When you enter, you may be asked to select the Windows installation of choice. Select your Windows installation. If it asks for the Administrator password, enter it. If it was XP Home, it's most likely a blank password.
  4. Once you log in, type the following command: FIXMBR (Note: If it asks to continue, say yes. This will delete the old MBR and create a new one).
  5. Once this command completes, use this comand: FIXBOOT (Note: This will create a new Boot record. The old one has been torched by the FIXMBR so this will create a new one for you).
  6. Once done, type exit and try reinstalling your OS. This should help you out.
Good Luck and Have Fun.

Posted on Oct 14, 2008

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    kylemc1985 Oct 14, 2008

    Hi there. You have to boot off the Windows Installation CD to be able to do those steps. Administrator password won't apply whereas you have no bootable OS. However, once you boot the CD (Just insert the disc before system boot-up. You'll see "Press any key to boot from CD..." appear on screen for around 3-5 seconds, just hit any key.) you'll be able to continue from step 2 and forward.

    If the CD doesn't boot up right away, you will have to make CMOS setting changes. Just enter your CMOS Setup, go to the Boot section, and set CDROM as the first bootable drive.

    Hope This Helps. If not, I'll see if I can get a few screenshots provided for you. :-)



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